Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina join forces with lunatic asylum proprieter Dr. Seward, Lucy's fiance Arthur Holmwood, Texas man of action Quincey Morris, and Dutch vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing to try and defeat their powerful adversary.
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January 30, 2016 Subject:
I enjoyed this read. The readers got into the characters and became actors to their parts. It was enthralling. I have heard MB play Iago in Othello. I have become a fan of this reader for their smooth rich tone and delicious accent. I enjoyed Denny Sayer who put a new angle to the character of Dr Seward. Well done every one!
May 23, 2013 Subject:
This was a brilliant production and most enjoyable to listen to. Thanks to all of you for the work you put into this project and for sharing your talent. Highly recommended!!
March 20, 2013 Subject:
This is the first Librivox book read by multiple readers that I can remember liking. All the readers are good.
April 27, 2012 Subject:
The preferred version.
The preferred version. By myself, anyway! I enjoyed the variety of the voice presentations that showcased the story without going too much in to "acting" it. Very nicely done.
February 15, 2011 Subject:
Almost right, but not quite
I greatly enjoyed listeniing to this book, I felt the radio play feel to the different voices for different publications/ Journals worked very well.
However, the exception to this was the reader of Dr Seward's journal. I am loathe to single someone out like this, but he reads with such an odd cadence, and with so many mispronunciations - especially the names Westenra (should be Westen-ra, not West-enra) and Godalming (should be be more Goddleming than GodALming)which may, in fairness, be due to an American's unfamiliarity with such places as Godalming) I don't say this out of snobbishness or a desire to criticise for its own sake, its just that I found it quite jarring to listen to.
To balance this, I feel I should give an special mention to the reader of Mina Murray/Harker's part whose reading was absolutely spot on through out and gave a reading worthy of a professional (assuming that she isn't)
November 9, 2010 Subject:
An excellent book. The readers did a great job. Very enjoyable to listen too.